The Rudolf Magnus Institute in Utrecht, The Netherlands is looking for a highly motivated postdoc interested in neural signal processing for Brain Computer Interfacing.

The Utrecht BCI group, led by Prof. dr. Nick Ramsey, is part of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University Medical Center Utrecht and participates in the nationwide BrainGain Consortium, which is devoted to application of Brain Computer Interfaces for patients and healthy individuals.
The main focus of the group is conducting neuroscience research towards an invasive BCI application for paralyzed patients. We perform experiments with both healthy subjects and patients (~10 patients with electrode implants available for research each year). Available techniques: 128-channel EEG systems for extracranial and intracranial (ECoG) recordings, fMRI (1.5, 3 and 7 T human Philips systems), TMS and 64-channel intraoperative recordings in awake neurosurgery. Our highly interdisciplinary group consists of 4 postdocs, 10 PhD students and 6 master students, who have a background in neuroscience, psychology, biology or physics and their own expertise in the research field.
The postdoc is expected to investigate new ECoG signal processing techniques for BCI purposes, as well as for cognitive neuroscience research. He/she will work in close collaboration with neuroscientists and needs to have excellent communication skills.
The candidate is likely to have a PhD in biomedical engineering, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, mathematics or physics, with a record of publications. Solid experience in signal processing of any kind, a deep understanding of the underlying mathematical principles and excellent programming skills in Matlab are required. Experience in neuroscience is not a prerequisite, but we expect the candidate to acquire knowledge of underlying psychological and biological processes.
Earliest starting date of the two-year position is March1st, 2010. Application deadline is January 15th, 2010. Applications and information requests can be sent to Prof. dr. Nick Ramsey, through the following email-adress:
a(dot)elbertse-schouten(at)umcutrecht(dot)nl. Please indicate the vacancy number 2009/0495 in the subject of your email correspondence.

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